UCLA finally broke its jinx in the state of Utah with a hard-fought 34-27 win over the University of Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Was it easy?

Well, um, no.

UCLA had a 10-point lead and nearly blew it.

It came down to one last play and one last interception.

Down by seven, facing fourth and 10 at the UCLA 23, Utah quarterback Travis Wilson was intercepted by freshman Myles Jack with 16 seconds left.

No. 12 UCLA (4-0) was able to take a knee and get out of Utah with its first Pac 12 Conference win.

It was Wilson's sixth interception of the game.

Utah kicker Andy Phillips had cut the lead to three when he banked a field goal off the left upright with 2:04 left.

Utah then got the ball back with an onsides kick that took the officials several minutes to sort out.

Shaq Evans had the ball stripped as he was sliding down with the recovery. Sean Fitzgerald recovered for the Utes.

The officials ruled Utah recovered it initially so it was going to be a tough play to overturn.

After a lengthy review, the officials upheld the ruling and that led to a hair-raising finish.

As they say, though, a win is a win is a win. UCLA improves to 1-0 in the Pac-12 South while Utah falls to 3-2 and 0-2.

UCLA had been outscored 134-12 in its last three trips to the state. The Bruins had not scored a touchdown in Utah since a game against Brigham Young in 1995.

The Bruins didn't play a great game but this was a far cry from its face-plant in 2007.

UCLA was ranked No. 11 that season when Karl Dorrell's Bruins came to Rice-Eccles and left a 44-6 loser.

This UCLA team showed more maturity in the face of adversity, and there was plenty of it.

Bruins sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley completed 17 of 27 passes for 211 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also had a receiving touchdown and finished with 85 yards on 20 carries.

Wilson passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns but his six interceptions were too much for Utah to overcome.